Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Alchemy of Colour

  • Alchemy (noun): a science studied in the Middle Ages which involved trying to change ordinary metals into gold.
  • Medieval Manuscript: an old document or book written by hand in the Middle Ages (AD 600 to AD 1500).
  • Pigment (noun): a substance that gives something a particular colour when it is present in it or is added to it.
  • Corrode (verb): If metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is slowly damaged by something such as rain or water.

 Elements that change the colours in artwoks:
  1. Light exposure 
  2. Atmospher Conditions
  3. Corrosion

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

How to make hot glue stencils/ stamps

  • Plastic surface
  • Glue gun for hot glue
  • Watercolours with spray
Check this two tutorials to learn how to do the stencils and the stamps:
1. Stencils

2. Stamps and Stencils

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Are the humans the only ones from the animal spiecies capable of making artworks?
Let's see...

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas tree

Let's make a nice Christmas Tree with recycled magazines!

  1. Magazine
  2. Hot glue or universal 
  3. Spray, if wanted, to decorate the tree.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Paper snowflakes

In nature, no two snowflakes are exactly the same. Try making different shape cut-outs to come up with your own unique snowflakes.

Below is a diagram of the six steps to make a paper snowflake
  1. Start out with a square piece of paper. You can also use square coloured origami paper.
  2. Fold the square diagonally in half.
  3. Fold the resulting triangle along the middle to come up with a smaller triangle.
  4. The most crucial and perhaps the trickiest step in making a paper snowflake is dividing the triangle into three equal sections. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor to divide the angle at the triangle's apex (the corner opposite the longest side) into three sections, each with a 30-degree angle. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 5 and 6.
  5. Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front. Similarly fold the right section towards the front.  Flip the entire shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing front. Then, cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with a wedge.
  6. While keeping the wedge folded, cut out random shapes out of the edges.

 Examples of our student´s great work!!!

 First Palete. Twelve free printable snowflake templates to fold and cut into beautiful paper snowflakes. If you are looking for non-folding templates, check out these snowflake coloring pages.